✨ 7 things you’ll only know if you’ve travelled in India ✨
🇮🇳 The deliciousness that is chai, whenever the time or whatever the occasion
🇮🇳 The ever-present background music that’s otherwise known as car horns⠀
🇮🇳 The necessity of local leaders to navigate the busyness and reveal hidden gems⠀
🇮🇳 The jaw-dropping experience that is seeing the Taj Mahal for the very first time⠀
🇮🇳 The skill you’ll find within to eat – and enjoy – curry for multiple meals a day
🇮🇳 The warmth of locals – and their unparalleled ability to make you feel like a celeb
🇮🇳 The feeling that no matter how long you travel in India for, you’ve barely scratched the surface of this incredible country 💛⠀
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2 weeks ago
Can not put into words just how amazing my intrepid trip was in India..... I was mesmarised by every city we visited! We had the most amazing guide Saurabh Joshi.... it was more like travelling with a friend than a guide! Whether its sharing a chai on the streets, watching a wedding in a snall village or learning so much about the culture and cooking, India just has so much to offer!! Thanks intrepid!!!
India is now in my soul thanks to our beautiful leader Tarang Chandola we had the most amazing time 😍😍
India is such an assault on the senses that you reach a point where you cant wait to leave, but the moment you do, you miss it and can't wait to go back.
The warmth and friendliness of the people.
For me: you need your 5 senses to experience this very special country: see the colourful life, smell the food in the streets, hear the traffic noise, taste the unique food and drinks, feel the humidity and the heat
-The chaos you experience when you travel by rail in India -the taste of so many things that are not just curry (lassi, fried yoghurt, the magic vegetarian feast we shared with a lovely family) -traffic that you see no where else (an elephant stopped at the traffic lights before making a right hand turn across a h'way intersection, a driver with his camel pulling a cart stopping to offer us a lift when our bus had broken down, so much craziness!) -the colour, buildings, women's clothing, decorations So much to love
India is the greatest show on earth 💥
I've been on 6 Intrepid trips in India. Still not enough! 🙂
That walking through the perfumed cloud of the spice markets will make your nose itch and your eyes sting and it is totally worth it.
Becoming so accustomed to seeing cows in the street that you stop noticing them...
☹️ we were booked on the northern India tour, meant to have been departing in less than 2 weeks but international travel is off the cards
On our hike we saw wild elephants. And one million leeches! 🐘🐛
I loved my India trip with Intrepid in 2015...it was the people I met on the trip and way people come together to help those less fortunate the overnight train journeys...it was colourful...trusting...wonderful and one of my favourite places I have ever visited. I cannot wait to return ❤
The colour, the wildlife (saw a tiger in the wild!), the smiling faces, the decorated transport. India is incredible and still so vivid in mind, even after 10yrs!
Have been to India four times and learn so much each time. Can’t wait to return.
I went with intrepid was an awesome experience.
Love Icredible India, so much I have been twice and would love to go back. From north to south it is all amazing. The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building I have ever seen, its beauty bought tears to my eyes, I didn't want to stop looking at it. The food, culture, history, architecture, people, chaos, noise, dirt and dust the list goes on...... sometimes overwhelming but I love it all ❤
Incredible India- an assault on the senses! Had a fabulous Intrepid trip 4 years ago. We had a wonderful guide ( whose name slips my memory). It’s true, the first time I saw the Taj Mahal I couldn’t keep my eyes off it 😊
Would go back in a heartbeat, the chaos, the colour, the smells. Every sense is on alert. A photographers dream.
We loved our trip to India. Our guides in both North and South were fabulous
All very true! And the volume of traffic in Delhi which seems like chaos but seems to work ❤️ love India
Glad I made it in November--the food, the colours, the landscape plus architecture, our guide and fellow travellers made this trip amazing. I will be back.
Yes to all of these things! I practically want to go back just for the chai... 🤣 Our trip with Intrepid in 2018 was incredible, and our guide Tony was incredible!
Wildlife. One of the few places you can visit national parks and see tigera and leopards
The beauty of the mountains and the spirituality of Rishikesh and Varanasi (along with the chaos!) I loved every second of my visit to India last year will definitely return ASAP.
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2020 has thrown a few challenges our way, and as an Intrepid traveller, we have no doubt you’re itching to get back to adventure-seeking.
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3 weeks ago
Crazy prices! And strange that this Facebook ad of yours says UP TO 40% OFF while the page itself gives max 25% off.
Stacey Hood 😩
I have seen other discount offers coming by on facebook for Antartica, but when I click on the link I never find an active website. And when I search on the Intrepid travel website, I also cannot find any discount travels to Antartica. Why is that? Is this only for Australia travellers?
I do soooo want to sign up but have no idea when we’ll be allowed out of the country??
Emma Wood 2022. 💪🏼
Donna De Maria
Joel Twy...wanna come visit with me?... i need some travel plans right now! 😊
Jessica Joy 😂
Ummmmm Joe Hanita...... 40%!!
Big news! 🇦🇺🎉
For the first time since March, we are running a trip in Australia! Today, a group of Intrepid travelers are embarking on our new Daintree Retreat in Queensland.
Here are a few reasons why we are so excited: ⠀
INTREPID RETREATS – The trip is part of the newly launched product range Intrepid Retreats, and we are so excited to see it come to life in Australia. This new category is a first for Intrepid, in which groups immerse themselves in one location, in handpicked accommodation ranging from small boutique properties to glamping, with local experiences.
NEW EXPERIENCES – While much of the world is still waiting for their first domestic or international adventure, we can’t help but be excited for these 9 travellers who will get to enjoy the beautiful Queensland beaches, support local businesses and learn about hunting native plants from a First Nations guide.
SAFE TRAVELS – This trip will operate under Intrepid’s new Safe Travels health protocols, which were developed in partnership with the World Travel & Tourism Council. All travelers will complete a health screening at the start of the trip and the group will be accompanied by a local leader who has received specific COVID-19 training, which covers hygiene, sanitation, physical distancing, PPE as well as supplier monitoring. For more information, view our Safe Travels pinned story.⠀
While this is by no means a return to normal, we hope it serves as a reminder that precious travel experiences will return. And while these may be sooner for some than others, we’re so excited for all our future adventures together. #BeIntrepid
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3 weeks ago
Awesome 👏 we are looking forward running trips in Nepal soon
We are intrepid we carry on 😊🙏🏻
Great news guys, I'm guessing your group are all Queenslanders for the moment?
I'd love to do this in Europe! Any idea if you'll bring the projects here?
Will there be any retreats available in USA?
This is wonderful news! 👏🏽
Great idea Paula. I too am a single female very keen to visit Lightening Ridge and Broken Hill, but reluctant to drive around our landlocked state on my own
Great work Intrepid Travel
Some NSW outback tours would be of interest
Would love an outback NSW trip as we cant really leave the state and its a great idea to see our own backyard. Im a single female traveller so not something i would fo on my own ever, up the east coast then out bush, actually the other way around would be best.
I thought the Australian borders were closed?!
Really? My friend has been waiting since mid april to get out. They are not letting u in
Whooooop! How exciting!
This is great. 👍🏾👍🏾👏🏾 It would be great to have Orchardhuts.com be a part of Intrepid Retreat in Indian Himalayas.
Good luck Hany - hope you have a good season
Now all we have to do is get the states to open their borders 🤷♀️
Not happening any time soon until they lift the travel ban. Can't get insursnce. Don't see it happening soon.
Pangarh Lake Retreat in Rajasthan near Udaipur,is an ideal product for Intrepid Retreats as it’s in a wilderness and already been use by PEAK DMC for their Classic Rajasthan and Cycling trips . www.pangarh.com
Can’t wait to do the Yarra one when it’s safe to
Wow Do u think Victorians will ever travel again
That’s awesome Intrepid Travel
Bethany Woodhouse maybe once the qld border opens we could do this!!!
Live in NSW, yeah, nah.
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3 weeks ago
“Travelling solo didn’t start as a choice. I tried, numerous times, to inspire friends or family to come with me on one of my journeys. And, although there were some that were almost at the tipping point, no one took me up on my offer.⠀
I still go.⠀
It’s not actually hard to travel by myself, in many ways it’s easier. And, if I had to wait for someone to go with me, I would have never made it to the first country, let alone the 34th.⠀
That’s okay though. Because I learned a few things along the way, about myself, and about the world, that has made me enjoy travelling solo. Top of the list is: I like hanging out with myself.⠀
I have discovered that I am always, without fail, more myself when I am travelling. If I had someone with me, watching, I probably would never ‘let myself go’ as freely as when there are no witnesses. Travel can be hard and often not pretty. Sometimes you have to crumble. Sometimes the only person that needs to know something…is you.⠀
I have faith that I will be okay while traipsing across the planet because arbitrary lines drawn in the sand may make a country, but people are people, no matter which border they sit behind.⠀
I have also found my people: travellers. They are out there, floating around the planet, with the same beating heart as me. These people are easiest to find the more I stray from the well-worn path.⠀
Back home in Canada, people ask me what my favourite part of the trip was. I answer, unwaveringly, ‘The people I travelled with.’
Life is too precious to wait for someone else to join your adventure.⠀
Beautiful words that have us dreaming of adventure.
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4 weeks ago
I always travel solo as my husband doesn’t enjoy travelling. My anxiety at first was covered by my excitement, and I have never looked back. Meet so many interesting people, do what you want.
I feel the same way exactly. Especially the part about meeting “my people” while travelling alone. I’ve made some awesome friendships that way!
I love this story - 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Carla. Often in life ( it only travel) I feel we wait for others or make decisions based on our hypothesis of what others will do. Then suddenly that changes. Your last comment ‘just go’ well done. And not having someone you know there so you truly let your true self come out - well played. Keep travelling and stay safe 👊🏼
I can do solo travel now. I used to travel with my dear husband but when I was widowed it took quite a bit of courage to perk up and do it on my own. I am so disappointed that I cannot do an Intrepid journey this year because of the pandemic.
Love this and do true , I love travelling , I did a lot of backpacking when I was younger which was awesome but my trip to Peru 🇵🇪 solo for my 50 th was amazing not just for doing the Inca trail but to our tour guide and all the amazing fellow travellers I met ! Thanks intrepid x
Amazing and totally true...can't wait to get back out there...hopefully soon...intrepid makes it so easy to be a solo traveller 😍
Hi i ended up doing the same and had a great time in Iceland by myself. I could totally please myself to what i was doing. I was very nervous especially at airports but i got used to it and had a blast once i settled in to it
My thoughts exactly! Only once a friend decided to go with me, all the other times I've gone alone to more than 60 countries by now.
Couldn't agree more! Although It was amazing to have my Dad beside me hiking the inca trail and reaching te sun gate
The only travel buddy I have is my 10 yr old son When he thinks it’s not cool to travel with mum I’ll be going alone to! Nothing could stop me travelling so will be joining intrepid 😊
Yay! Couldn't agree more. I too had to find a way to travel solo and never looked back after finding Intrepid. Can't wait to book my 5th trip when traveling is back to normal.
Good advice. My husband and I have been on a few fabulous Intrepid tours and met really interesting and like minded people. Singles were always made to feel comfortable and included by the tour guide and the rest of the group alike. I would certainly not hesitate to take an Intrepid tour alone.
Well said Carla, totally agree. I’ve done 11 Intrepid trips, two with a friend and nine alone. I was doing two more this year, but that wasn’t to be 😞 😷 Intrepid has provided me with the perfect way to see non speaking English countries and I’ve made new friends along the way. Yes dreaming of new adventures always.
I travel alone and its great, I have met so many people who do the same. I'm so used to it im not sure if I would want to travel with anyone, its the freedom you have not having to wait on people or ask if they want to do this or that.
I love this! Ive done 4 Intrepid trips solo. Had i of waited for a travel companion i would have missed out on so much 😊
I agree l can be myself and explore the country and people through my eyes. Morroco 2018 was amazing at every stop our tourguide Mo and l exclaimed Wow! Fantastic! Amazing! Because it was. Intrepid will be next choice when borders open again.
So true!! And I still have so many places to go. But I’m so glad I can look back & say ‘I’m so glad I did that’. Rather than having to say. ‘ I wish I had done that ‘ I love Intrepid Travel for helping me fulfil my travel dreams. 💕
Totally agree! I’ve enjoyed my solo travels, including cycle touring, so much. It takes a very special travelling companion to improve on the solo experience.
Completely agree, love Intrepid and there's alot of solo travellers out there, myself included. It's actually nice meeting and travelling with people that don't know or judge you, they accept you as you are and we all become like a family 😊
Well said and I totally agree. I always travel with Intrepid, they are an awesome tour group. I hope it's not too long until i can explore more of the world and again experience that amazing feeling of "wow, I'm actually here"!❤
Totally agree. I haven’t travelled with Intrepid yet but have been following for a while. I’ve traveled with other Co. and have been to all 7 Continents. If I had waited to have someone to travel with I’d still be waiting.
I wouldn't have done 28 countries if I waited for someone to go with me. Africa overland was my first solo travel and still my favourite trip. I learnt so much about myself after a divorce.
I’m the same way. Got tired of all the “We should go to...” talks and plans that fizzled out so now I just go by myself. Then you hear “One day I’ll go there” when you come back and you realise they’re probably never getting there, it’s all a pipe dream. I just don’t want to end up an old man with nothing but “if only I had“
Thank you for writing and sharing this, as I can 100% relate. Can't wait to get and explore again when it's safe to do so. 🌎
I’ve found that while the adventure of a new country is what gets you out there, it’s the people you meet that stay with you. You can’t wait for friends or families to join in otherwise you’ll miss out
“I never thought of going to Antarctica until my brother-in-law suggested the trip. But it really is like no other place on Earth! I wouldn’t have thought gigantic blocks of ice could be so breathtaking, nor would I have thought that I could have slept through an Antarctic hurricane, but I did!
I’ll never forgot watching the waddling Gentoo & Chinstrap Penguins, spotting whales, visiting Telefon Bay, and toasting the crossing of the Antarctic circle with vodka and our ship mates." – Jill, a past traveller reminiscing on highlights of her Antarctic adventure with Intrepid. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Saw the most wonderful place on Earth in 2001. First tour to kayak and spend a night on the land there away from the ship. Only 50,000 tourists has been there by 2001, now there is an annual limit! Treasure beyond compare. ❤️
Quark expeditions was fantastic. I agree trip of a lifetime.
Loved it !! Even the gale we were in for 24 hours was fun 🤣
I THOUGHT ABOUT GOING UNTIL I SAW THE PRICE. I READ UP ON ALL THE EXPEDITIONS AND FOUND THAT MOST JUST GO ALONG A SHORT BIT OF SHORE, SOME DON'T LET YOU ON SHORE. NOT ALL COMPANIES ARE THE SAME.
I’ll hopefully be exploring Antarctica - my final continent - one day in the not too distant future. I’m open to offers Intrepid, as I so nearly became a Legend!
That’s definitely on my list ...can’t wait to go...I hope it’s very soon...😊
Best trip ever!! 🐧 🐧 ❄
It’s on my list! So want to go to Antarctica!
Absolutely the best trip of my life!
One day! ❤️
I'm ready to go!
Woah this would be amazing 👌
I couldn't agree more. I went this year in Jan/Feb 2020 with a different company. It was amazing.
I am so excited...I am booked for an intrepid Antarctica trip for Nov 2021....it’s a long wait...but I can’t help but be excited!!!!!
best experience too- the Quark ships are great
Marc Oliver - this is my dream trip!
Eric van den Hurk I'll send you some info on this company 🤩
On my bucket list
On my list too 🤞
Hi Intrepid, any chance you might be running Antartica trips from New Zealand?
The charming hilltop village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence occupies a *very* enviable corner of Provence. The village’s beautiful landscape, teamed with its endless art galleries and quirky sculptures, make it an art lover’s paradise.😍
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2 weeks ago
One of my favorite places 🤗🤗 Marly Nasr
I prefer Monmarte in Paris.
Dan Vafaie ❤️
Daniela Ranno ❤️
The International #Ecotourism Society (TIES) is proud to announce yet another local ecotourism organization in partnership with TIES, this time in #BeaufortCounty, #SouthCarolina, United States. We welcome the Beaufort County Ecotourism Association.
BCEA President Josh Tiller, a practitioner with decades of #sustainable experience, said "We are honored to partner with The International Ecotourism Society. We'll work to uphold best practice ecotourism and the principles of TIES".
The BCEA will help ecotourism grow and support the #sustainabletourism communities of Beaufort County and the world.
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2 months ago
That's my final decision! ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago
all day, every day.
Always, always vote for coffee.
I'm voting for xanax.
As long as Decaf is NOT on the ticket, I’m down 😜
Amen to that.
With sugar? With cream? With both?
Daisy Rogel 😂😅😎☕
Adam Hart ❤️
Jean-Philippe Morin 😉
Jessenia Morales Bre Vivian Casillas 😂
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7 months ago
I don’t think I’m a pole dancing unicorn after my coffee 😂but it definitely makes life much better! ☕️❤️☕️
Amen...Works like that for me also...Especially the Jc Java Coffee...
Jenee Elizabeth Vasquez you!!!
Brianna Wilder 😄 miss you 💘
Holaaa. Monzerrat Ochoa
Zuo-Shan Chan this is def youuuu
Two or three sips of wine.Boy am I lightweight!..🥴😁😁. lol lol
What kinda coffee you drinkin??!
me after coffee : going to restroom
I need four cups to transform 😂
Having one now, religously have one each morning or my world don't operate...
This is the best!!
Having a cup with Mindy now!
Or is it me after special drink
Tiffani Bruderer 😂😂 I don't know that it's that far but certainly up there lol
Lol Me too!
haha so true.
I have this on a t shirt!
I feel judged ;p
Katie Pieske Megan Lindenbaum nope still not me after coffee. I’m just a little nicer lol
Did you say coffee or vodka?
Faathimath Shafaa 😊😊 mee hama thedheh dhw 😁
I know many men as this 😂🤟
Lena Shihadeh do you follow this page lol thought of you
"Wim Wenders – In Times Of Solitude" now in Artsy Viewing Rooms.
“Solitude and taking photographs are connected in an important way. If you aren't alone, you can never acquire this way of seeing, this complete immersion in what you see, no longer needing to interpret, just looking.”
Renowned as one of the most important film directors of our time, Wenders developed, in parallel, an extensive oeuvre of photography. [link in bio]
#WimWenders, AA Centre Paris, Texas, 2001, 2018
Entire Family, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1983
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3 weeks ago
Winners showcase: Louise Fedotov-Clements, Artistic Director, QUAD & Director, FORMAT International Photography Festival selected work by Irina Unruh (Germany) as one of her three picks for LensCulture’s Critics’ Choice 2020.
“‘I am Jamilia’ by Irina Unruh is an extraordinary series that shares a set of dialogues from women of all ages from across Kyrgyzstan, who have experienced bride kidnapping firsthand. It is an outlawed custom that is still practiced today, called Ala Kachuu, which roughly means ‘grab and run’. Extraordinarily every 40 minutes one woman in Kyrgyzstan is kidnapped. The series is a sensitive set of images that highlights the need to continue challenging the patriarchy and traditions relating to the violence and repression against women.” ~ Louise Fedotov-Clements
See Louise’s other two selections on lensculture.co/critics-choice-winners, along with the 48 photographers awarded through our new initiative to give more photographers more opportunities to get meaningful recognition for their work.
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2 weeks ago